Lenovo Flex 11 is a laptop that costs only for around 300 dollars and should promise your kids of full days of entertainment and productivity. If you are afraid your kids drop lot of things a lot, then this is a perfect system for them because it’s designed from tough material that will prevent it from bumps and drops. Lenovo specifically wants to target of students as their majority consumers and this is the reason why they put lot of time on maximizing the design. Beside than its durable design, the performance is also okay here with Mediatek 8137C processor and 4GB RAM that considered as low end, but good enough for playing Android games and document editing.
The durability and cheap price are becoming the main selling point here as you are not going to find similar case on Windows laptop. Cheap Chromebooks always provide better thing than Windows as long as you do not mind to live with few applications. But, for kids the most important things for them is entertainment and Lenovo has everything they need here. I guess it’s the right time for checking how it works on satisfying our need. Without further ado, let’s we jump into the article.
The Flex 11 design is not so beauty, but at least it’s functional. The chassis is entirely created from plastic and covered with gray finishing that surrounded by gray rubber bumper. The look is not that bad here especially considering that the company puts such a nice color combination here. The simplistic approach works very well and the only detail noticeable are the Google and company logos placed at both right and left sides. Lifting the lid, you soon find 11 inch display with 1366 x 768 resolution and a small size keyboard at the center of base. The island type keyboard is having usual layout and I think everyone should be familiar here.
Measuring at 11.7 x 8.1 x 0.8 inches, the laptop is weighting for 3 pounds. The weight is not considered as the lightest, but still acceptable for kids. Lenovo claims the Flex could survive of few drops and bumps for 2.4 foot and I have tested it by my own. The result is satisfying although I do not really recommend you to try it for often. The last thing worth mentioning here is the connectivity. Majority of ports are available and included of HDMI, USB 3.0, and USB type-C that useful for charging. You have plenty rooms for moving and transferring file to your needs.back to menu ↑
Display and Inputs
The 11 inch display and 1366 x 768 resolution are very standard nowadays, so never expect something great here. The color accuracy is great although the brightness is not so bright for outdoor usage. The panel manages to produce of 70 percent for SRGB color test and 227 nits for brightness. The average brightness for most laptops is 260 to 280 and yet we get dimmer display here. It’s perfectly usable, but just makes sure to push the brightness setting to maximum for outdoor usage. I am not making any complaint here especially considering the price range is cheap to afford.
As for the keyboard, we receive of a standard keyboard with familiar layout. The keys feature of 1.1 mm travel key and 69 grams of punctuation force is needed to press it comfortably. I do not really find bad days on typing, but some users might need to get used for a while as the keyboard is small. I reach of 80 to 90 words per minute on my fast typing test with 2.5 percent error rate. The result is very standard even though the error rate is quite high.
|Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook||Main Specs|
|CPU||Mediatek Quad Core M8173C Processor 2.1 GHz|
|Graphics||PowerVR SGX 531|
|Memory||4GB DDR3 Memory|
Performance and Battery
The Chrome operating system here is powered by MT8137C processor and features of Big and Little CPU configuration from ARM that allows users to receive of both power and efficient at the same time. With 2.1 GHz clock, I never have any issue on running of applications like Chrome. The lag is rarely noticeable even during heavy usage. Chrome OS is designed to run on low end hardware and the same hardware configuration will likely run better here than Windows. This is a perfect system for kids as there is no such of virus or malware to afraid of and the performance is overwhelmingly positive.
Running your system for nonstop should offer you at least of 7 hours and 45 minutes on single charge. The battery usage is included of streaming movies, web browsing, and rarely editing document. 7 hours is short in comparable with similar chromebook from Samsung, but keep in mind the USB type-C port allows you to charge it through battery pack and means we could just charge it anywhere and anytime you want. That is a nice alternative option if you expect to have more battery here.back to menu ↑
The Flex 11 is a durable convertible laptop to afford for kids. There two main considerations we can take here. The first one is design that feels durable and even capable of handling extreme test. The second one is portability as the users are able to transform it into multiple transformations for different type usages. These worthy features cost you only for 300 dollars and it’s a pretty great bargain for 2018. Once again, the choice is yours, so feel free to take any consideration you want. I just hope the information is useful for you. At last, thank you for reading the article and see you again next time.